The event had a record number of participants — more than 17,000 Canadians at 121 different locations across the country taking part in the science lesson. After reviewing all the information, data and video submitted, Guinness has confirmed that the record was, in fact, set and the attempt was successful.
As some events and data were exempt, the official total of participants is 12, 701 and 88 different locations. Students at Marymount Academy had the opportunity to participate and teacher Lise Callahan organized the event for the grade 7,8,10 and 12 students.
“It was a really unique event for our students,” said Callahan. “Just at the school level, our students really jumped on board and had a lot of fun working through the experiments and applying their science knowledge.
“Having learned that Marymount Academy’s participation in such a large record-setting attempt was successful, it makes our the event even that much more exciting on a much, much bigger scale. Working through all of the set up, organization and follow-up, being a part of the inclusion into the Guinness Book of World Records definitely makes it all worth while.”